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ABOUT barter.vg

Game Trading Made Easy

Do you have dozens or even hundreds of unredeemed bundle games? Want to trade those digital leftovers for wishlist games? If yes, Barter.vg can help you find and manage those trades.

Organize your game collections, track across multiple stores and platforms.
Match your wishlist with others' tradeables to find the most likely trades.
Trade because one gamer's bundle leftovers are another's wishlist games.

Start by signing in through Steam with a public profile:

https://Barter.vg
POPULAR DISCUSSIONS
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RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Barter.vg at 1000
Thanks
Thank you for using Barter and an extra thanks to those who have made it possible,

Moderators
ЅДм╬мДN, lupuscaucasus, r6d2, theemu, luckz.

Bundlers
Rowtan, Lilly (✿◠‿◠), Quantum, theemu, r6d2, Pan Dimensional Being, dotHacker and luckz.
Especially to Rowtan inputting around 800 bundles despite a really bad bundle system that had no edit, and to Lilly who has added over 200 bundles and helped to improve the bundle system.

Editor
theemu, who has heroically corrected the many mistakes on the site including title bugs that mislabeled many games.

Sasara
antigravities, thanks for creating Sasara for offer alerts.

Mediators
brake, antigravities, Milouze, SashOK1993ukr.
Although recently started, brake has mediated over 40 disputes including some that are over 2 years old. A big thanks to brake for investigating the disputes in order to improve trading. If you have a dispute, please provide as much information as you can, even if it is old. This helps to distinguish between misclicks, abandoned offers, and actual disputes involving lost games.

Barter.vg at 1: What's new, what's to come?
Site Updates (since June)
Collections A rework of the collection pages with a focus on improving Filter and Match functions.

Match now includes the offer history for each user with the option to skip users and hide them from matches for a certain amount of time.

Unlisted Want to keep track of all your games but don't want to receive offers for them? Go to your tradable or wishlist collection and set the quantity to 0. The game will remain on the list, but will not appear in matches or offers.

Tiers Provide an indication of what you believe are fair offers by dividing your tradable and wishlist into high, mid and low tiers. The goal is to increase the number of accepted offers by giving general guidelines of what you expect for tier-tagged games.

Background For those that prefer a black background, can change the layout theme from light to dark in preferences on your profile page.

Still to come: new offers page. You can view the changes by switching to the preview theme.


State of the Site
Barter.vg has seen 43,807 offers, of which 11,547 completed offers have led to 30,887 games and items exchanged between 568 users. The offer failure rate has been around 1.2% (marked as failed by either side of the offer).

Things that have gone well in the first year
  • Community: friendly, flexibility dealing with a site that's been a work in progress.
  • Engagement: experienced users have demonstrated Barter.vg's potential.
  • Demand: there seems to be a growing need for trading tools.

Things that need improvement
  • Instructions: very little that explains how the site works.
  • Simplicity: "Game Trading Made Easy" accurate for those new to trading?
  • Downtime: 7 hours and 18 minutes (118 outages) in the previous 12 months.

Ways you can help the site
  • Feedback: send suggestions through the Steam group or through chat. If there's something broken or annoying on the site, communicate that, even if it seems small.
  • Teaching: patient with all users, but in particular, those that are new to the site. Share tips about using the site. Today's noob newb could be next year's 100+ completed offer trader.
  • MySQL optimization: if you're experienced with MySQL, the current bottleneck of site performance, your expertise could improve the site.

Those with 100 or more completed offers to different users
Ufolec
r6d2
Pavel071985
Milouze
BoBo
FoxFire
DamageInc.
mientus83
Valex
Moose
SalmonSnake_
Teletapio
Samkiud
bayan999
InquisitorAles
g6grim
girolamocastaldo
C@pric0rn
ЅДм╬мДN


Thanks to those that invited friends to the Steam group since last announcement:
Sergey Bessarab, SuruaT MoOn, Jacek Placek 666, SesameBun, Milouze, Bear, Smash_UK, Malibu Art, Eran G, live4truths, tonarilla

187 Comments
Milouze Sep 11 @ 6:17am 
@aoihekireki
You've probably been scammed by an impersonator. Pavel has been clean thus far and I've already traded with him without any trouble. Also, I don't see any failed Barter offer involving both of you ?
aoihekireki Sep 11 @ 5:00am 
Hi everyone, this person asked for a trad and after sending him the gift links he deleted me and didn't uphold his side of the deal http://steamcommunity.com/id/Pavel071985/
Please beware of him...
bAjDa Aug 30 @ 3:52am 
HI!
I am looking for the howtos regarding creating combined keys/titles and adding/editing bundles on http://barter.vg
Darkpeing Aug 29 @ 4:01am 
Hi peeps, be wary of the following individual: http://steamcommunity.com/id/daniyub
Bit of a scammer and sweet talker.
Azitio Aug 17 @ 2:53am 
Guys, be careful of this guy, he was an impersonator of me : http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198334910669
*****IsDRM Aug 13 @ 2:20pm 
Thanks, but now I'm having issues offering some trades. It's like the page hangs and never fully loads, refreshing does no good, and it only happens for offers to a few Users that I've come across so far. Exiting and redoing the offer results in the same issue :(
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